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By Steven Johnson//Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO – With JUCO forwards Justin Coleman and Karl Gamble already signed, MTSU head coach Kermit Davis focused his attention on improving his backcourt. Davis inked two guards last week in Jalen Perry and JUCO floor general Qua Copeland. A 6-foot-2 combo guard, Perry will be called in to help bolster an offensive …

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Middle Tennessee (19-16) saw its conference tournament streak end Saturday, falling in the C-USA Championship to Alabama-Birmingham 73-60 at Legacy Arena. MTSU was looking for its first conference tournament title since 1989 when they were a part of the Ohio Valley Conference, and its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2013. The Blazers …

During senior forward Cheyenne Parker’s short career at Middle Tennessee, she has racked up multiple awards and record-breaking statistics. On Jan. 31, during a match against UAB, Parker became the first Blue Raider in MTSU women’s basketball history to record a triple-double. Along with her scoring and rebounding ability, Parker set the MTSU single-game and …

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Despite Perrin Buford’s career-high 29 points, Middle Tennessee (15-14, 8-8 C-USA) fell to Alabama-Birmingham (16-13, 12-4 C-USA) in triple overtime, 100-95. The Blazers controlled the majority of the first half on the back of freshman Chris Cokley’s eight points. The scoring was relatively even for the Blue Raiders. Junior Darnell Harris chipped …

Sunday’s contest between Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky marked the second part of the “100 Miles of Hate” rivalry. Rick Insell and the MTSU women’s team fell 63-60 to the Lady Toppers in the first game between the schools Saturday evening. Even in the 100th anniversary of the rivalry between MTSU and Western Kentucky, Sunday’s men’s …

MURFREESBORO – Sitting at .500 on the season, Kermit Davis’s Blue Raiders have put together an up-and-down season. At 13-13, Middle Tennessee has dropped five of their last six games. With five games left until conference tournament play begins, the Blue Raiders will look to tighten up in a few areas. Here is a look at …